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An abortion-rights activist reacts outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, on Thursday to news that the Senate voted to reject a bill that would have legalized abortion. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Now-former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson is the most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in the world to be convicted of covering up clergy sex abuse. Darren Pateman/AP hide caption

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in 2011 in Baltimore. McCarrick was ordered by the Holy See to step down from public ministry as a result of an allegation of sexual abuse. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Abortion rights activists celebrate Thurdsay outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires, shortly after lawmakers in the country's lower chamber passed a bill legalizing abortion. The bill's chances look uncertain in the upper chamber, but that did little to dampen excitement among its supporters. Eeitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chile's National Prosecutor Jorge Abbott, center, leaves the Apostolic Nunciature after meeting with Archbishop Charles Scicluna in Santiago, Chile. Police raided Roman Catholic Church offices in two Chilean cities Wednesday looking for files related to a long-running sex abuse scandal. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Bishop Juan Barros, long accused of helping to cover up a notorious sex abuse case in the Catholic Church in Chile, has resigned. He's seen here during Pope Francis's visit to Chile in January. Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters hide caption

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Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Chilean predator priest, met with Pope Francis recently at the Vatican. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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'Pope Cannot Claim He Was Misinformed': Chilean Abuse Survivor After Vatican Meeting

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St. Peter's Square on Sunday. Recent months have seen Francis become the target of criticism on various fronts, and his image as a charismatic reformer has suffered some hits. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits

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Pope Francis meets members of the Roman Rota, the supreme Tribunal of the Holy See, at the Vatican on Monday. AP hide caption

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After Defending Controversial Bishop, Pope To Send Sex Abuse Investigator To Chile

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